A Message from Paul Koretz

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This Tuesday, April 16th at 10:00 a.m., the City Council will be considering my Resolution to OPPOSE SB 50.  We need your help.  Please call or e-mail City Councilmembers and ask them to support my Resolution. Also, please plan on attending the City Council meeting to testify in support of my Resolution.  

Click on this 
link to view the Council agenda (Item #27).
Click on this 
link to view the Council File.

Dear Friends, 

This week I began meeting with several of the Neighborhood Councils in my District to gain input from residents so we can craft better policies for our unique communities, and I have several meetings planned for the weeks ahead. It is always valuable for me to personally hear from my constituents. It's just as important that I provide them with updates about local and state legislation upon which we are currently focused including our community's opposition to SB 50and SB 58 (a.k.a. the 4 a.m. bar bill that would allow bars and nightclubs in some cities to sell alcohol later than 2 a.m.).  

Los Angeles is one very resilient City and I must say, the windswept look is not my favorite. But I do want to take a moment and thank all of the Departments that have been working day and night since Tuesday evening to get our City cleaned up and turned back on. DWP restored power to more than 97,000 customers while the Bureau of Street Service crews were out in force handling tree cleanups. And let’s not forget the LAPD and LAFD who responded to high numbers of emergency calls and Department of Transportation staff that helped reroute traffic around fallen trees and traffic light outages. Thank you to each Department and individual who came together to help make Los Angeles safe.

I would also like to encourage everyone to get involved in your local Homeowners Associations and Neighborhood Councils.  It’s one of the best ways to have input in your local community. Neighborhood Council Elections are happening and, therefore, I have included voting information below among other News You Can Use and Community Updates


Paul Koretz


If you want to oppose SB-50 directly with the State’s Senate Governance and Finance Committee, urgent action needs to be taken before April 17th. Here is an easy-to-follow template if you choose to make your views known.